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Alfred Lingham (b. 1860, d. 1934)Alfred Lingham (son of James Arthur Lingham and Elizabeth Skinner)281 was born 1860 in Chatham, Kent, England, and died 1934.He married Amelia Mason on 1898 in Lewisham, daughter of Charles Mason and Susannah Sarah Pink.
Notes for Alfred Lingham:
i Fran and Hiram,
>I just noticed the James Arthur Lingham bit on your message, probably
>named after his uncle who was my great great grandfather. I think that
>makes us third cousins.
>There is quite a bit on the Linghams been done. I was wondering whether
>to add someone else tree that goes back further. As it looks like the
>ancestor Ive got is the youngest son of a water miller down in
>Sedlescombe , Sussex. The mill blew up in 1764 when it went over to gunpowder though.
>I think they kept cattle in Kent for a few generations then came to
>London in the 1860's when a lot of building was going on.
>Someone said an old book from Sussex said that the Lingham's originated
>in Northern Ireland and were called Langham and came over to England
>with a load of cattle and changed their name to avoid arrest for
>rustling them, in the 12th century I think.
They lived in Deptford come Brockley I remember my mother saying, the parents of those brothers were at 2 Foxberry Grove.
I think some of the family made a small fortune and lost it through the building boom going on in London and James Arthur and his wife and many children had to do a flit from that side of London to Twickenham, to avoid his creditors. My mother, Jill thought he became bankrupt during the 1st World War, but it could of been before. The grandfather was a Master builder, after moving to Deptford from Maidstone. There might have been a brother who was a butcher in that area.
I noticed people moved around quite a bit and back again with their jobs, all the more if it was the railways or something to do with the Empire.
More About Alfred Lingham:
Date born 2: Abt. 1860
More About Alfred Lingham and Amelia Mason:
Marriage: 1898, Lewisham.
Children of Alfred Lingham and Amelia Mason are:
- Rose(Rosemary) Lingham, d. date unknown.
- Fredrick Lingham, d. date unknown.
- William Lingham, d. date unknown.
- May Lingham, d. date unknown.
- Alfred Lingham, b. 1898, New Cross, d. 28 Jul 1941, Orpington Emergency Hospital.
- Lillie Lingham, b. 1899, New Cross, d. date unknown.
- Howard Lingham, b. Abt. 1905, d. date unknown.
- +James Arthur Lingham.